Aug 2013: Thanks to the United Arab Emirates-based organization Dubai Cares, children across Mali are learning health and sanitation practices that they can share with their families. The Dubai Cares WASH program is being implemented in 726 schools across the West African country, as part of the organization’s “End Poverty. Educate Now.” campaign.
Mumbai, July 20, 2013: More than 90% of the schools in Mumbai have failed to meet the infrastructure norms under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Of the 1,703 schools in the city, 1,600 have been blacklisted by the education department for not fulfilling 10 norms — having boundary walls, adequate toilets, drinking water facilities, kitchen sheds, ramps for handicapped students, etc.
As the deadline for compliance with the norms expires on August 31, the state education department has issued notices to erring schools.
A list of these schools will be submitted to th